Nokia launches NetGuard XDR Security Operations platform and MDR services

Nokia has launched its NetGuard XDR Security Operations platform and MDR services to support telecoms to protect their 5G networks, as well as launch new, revenue-enhancing security offerings.
Smartphone customers on 4G networkNetGuard XDR platform modules come with new analytics, machine learning, and automation functions to better manage incidents and react faster to neutralize threats, the telecom equipment supplier said.

Nokia utilizes XDR capabilities and integrates the processes and skills in its 24/7 Security Intelligence Operations center to offer a holistic incident management solution for detection and resolution of any security incident in a 5G network.

NetGuard XDR has demonstrated 70 percent increased effectiveness at blocking threats, according to Nokia customer field-trial data, by integrating disparate tools from multiple vendors, putting previously siloed information into context, and streamlining security automation, analytics and response actions from across the entire network.

The platform supports subscription-based security services, such as 5G slice monitoring, endpoint protection for enterprise IoT devices, and identity and access management.

Research firm IDC said SPs can leverage NetGuard XDR’s contextual analytics, automation, and ease of integration with multiple vendor tools to drive new revenue opportunities.

“Nokia’s 5G domain expertise, tailored processes for incident management in 5G, plus experienced security analysts combine to create a compelling MDR services with XDR capabilities,” Joel Stradling, Research Director, European Security, IDC, said.

Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services, Nokia, said: “With NetGuard XDR and MDR, Nokia is once again demonstrating its technology leadership in the critical security space.”